Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue

To provide protection for those who, by no fault or choice of their own, cannot help themselves, and depend on humans for their care. To ensure the highest quality of life for our companion birds. To educate the bird owning public on the most current diet, health and general care information.
Nov 26, 2014

Our Thanks to You

Lovebird and Green Cheek Conure Friends
Lovebird and Green Cheek Conure Friends

Thanks to your support this year, Mickaboo has welcomed 200+ birds to its foster care program and adopted out almost 200 to permanent homes. As we gather with family and friends this week to celebrate all that we are thankful for, I want you to know that all of us at Mickaboo are especially grateful for YOU. 

Whether you volunteer with us, support us financially, or cheer from the sidelines, YOU help us to care for these marvelous feathered creatures, making a difference both for them and their past, present, and future guardians.

We hope to see you at our Annual Holiday Party and Funraiser (Walnut Creek, December 6) as we celebrate the year’s achievements and re-energize the organization for 2015.  The event will feature:

  • A delicious buffet
  • The company of your fellow volunteers and bird lovers - priceless!
  • Holiday shopping - silent auction and raffle items collected SO FAR include gift certificates from most of our avian vets, sports items (ex: SaberCats and Sharks items), tickets to local attractions (private guided tour to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, passes to the California Academy of Sciences, Sacramento and Oakland Zoos, etc.), custom jewelry... and on and on.
  • Art for the Birds and Scott Shipley will be present with their artwork! You've seen them on Facebook - oooh and aaah about their creations in person!  (Scott donated one of his award-winning works for silent auction - in progress now!) 
  • Clothing Drive - our first ever at the holiday party.  Curate your closet, create room for new stuff, get a tax deduction, and help Mickaboo at the same time!

See more details and RSVP here.

Budgie Cradled in Hand
Budgie Cradled in Hand


Oct 15, 2014

Help Birds Now - Limited Time Donation Matching!

Nora, a cockatiel in hospice care
Nora, a cockatiel in hospice care

Dear Mickaboo Friends,
The Fall edition of Mickaboo's newsletter has news about some of the birds and activities you help support.  Read stories about our rescue work and MORE!

The last matching gift opportunity for 2014 is happening NOW! From Oct 15, 6 am to 9 pm Pacific Time, GlobalGiving will match your online donations at 30%, up to $1,000 per donor per project, until GlobalGiving has given away $75,000 of matching funds for all of its projects. Go to Mickaboo's GlobalGiving page to take advantage of this opportunity before funds run out!

Your donations help birds like Nora and Chacco. Nora is a sweet female cockatiel who has been treated for cancer - and the cancer is in remission!  Chacco is a rose-breasted cockatoo who recently had a wing amputation to resolve an injury, and is also recovering from a chest wound.

Would you consider taking advantage of this matching gift opportunity to help us heal Nora, Chacco, and the ~400 other other birds in our care?

P.S. Your gift may *also* be eligible for matching by your employer! Send any matching gift forms to GlobalGiving for processing.



Sep 29, 2014

GlobalGiving Photo Contest Results - and Chacco!

Chacco - after surgery
Chacco - after surgery

Dear Mickaboo Friends,

We now have the results of the recent GlobalGiving Photo Contest in which many of you voted for Mickaboo.

Because of YOUR efforts, Mickaboo placed first in its category and fourth overall in the contest.  While we did not win a cash prize, we made many new friends and were awarded GlobalGiving’s professional help with our social media efforts.

During the contest, you heard about two of our foster birds: Cappi, a middle-aged yellow-naped amazon who received an innovative stent to address his airsaculitis, and Fletcher, a nanday conure who is recovering from what may have been a stroke.  We now introduce you to Chacco, a rosebreasted cockatoo who came to us with an injured wing and a raw chest wound. Chacco’s former owner could not afford his medical care – and that is where Mickaboo stepped in.

The picture below is of Chacco in his hospital tank, just a handful of days after Mickaboo received him. He is resting in a sling so as to aggravate his chest wound as little as possible; the purple visible to the right is a bandage around his hurt wing.

The picture at the top of this report was taken after Chacco’s wing surgery.  His foster parent says he is recovering well, with the promise of a better quality of life.  Chacco’s condition continues to be monitored by our veterinary partner.

Would you consider helping Chacco heal?  We have started a special fund for Chacco's veterinary expenses; you may contribute to it here.

Thank you for your consideration.

Chacco - before surgery
Chacco - before surgery


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